You may have heard about some of the buzz surrounding fluoride. Its negative effects, according to research, appear to have become severe. The downsides of fluoride use have been brought to light and are now being discussed worldwide. Fluoride is found in many public water products and may pose some serious health threats. If you’re a bottled water connoisseur, you’ll want to read on.
Experts have been arguing for years about whether or not fluoride in drinking water is toxic to humans. Recent studies have finally shown evidence that it is. Extremely high levels of fluoride have been shown to cause neurotoxicity in adults, resulting in negative impacts on memory and learning. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University in Shenyang combined 27 studies, finding strong indications that fluoride also adversely affects cognitive development in children.
A study published in the Journal of Epidemiological & Community Health found that those who consume fluoridated water are more likely to suffer from thyroid issues, which often result in depression and obesity.
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